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Juneteenth celebrated, declared official holiday

By Lea Kopke Staff Writer GREEN BAY – Area leaders, government officials and community members gathered to commemorate Juneteenth and celebrate its first year as a federal holiday June 19 at the corner of Pine and Quincy streets. Juneteenth, a holiday that has been celebrated by Black communities since 1865, commemorates the end of slavery …

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